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January 2, 2024

Up the Ante: Powder Highway Cat & Heli Day Packages

Looking to go beyond the local ski resorts on your trip to the Powder Highway? Before embarking on a multi-day adventure, get a taste of the backcountry experience with a day trip! Luckily, the Kootenays boasts a variety of cat and heli companies that offer single day trips for time-pressed adventurers.


Baldface Valhalla (formerly Valhalla Powdercats) out of the Slocan Valley is the ultimate destination for expert skiers and riders. With their single day and standby trips, you can maximize your runs and make the most out of every day on the slopes.

With an impressive inventory of over 600 runs on 8 stunning peaks, Big Red Cats in Rossland guarantees skiers an unbeatable variety of terrain. From intermediate slopes to the challenging tracks for the ‘uber-expert’, they cater to all skill levels.

Photo courtesy of Big Red Cats

Experience the thrill of riding through Fernie Wilderness Adventures stunning gladed terrain. Their rides are specially designed to cater to advanced intermediate to expert riders, guaranteeing an exhilarating adventure.

Photo courtesy of Fernie Wilderness Adventures

K3 Cat Ski, based in Revelstoke offers an exhilarating experience for intermediate to advanced riders, with a variety of treed and open alpine bowls spread across their vast 13,354 hectares (33,000 acres) of terrain.

Photo courtesy of K3 Cat Ski


In Golden, CMH Purcell’s backyard is nothing short of limitless: boasting over 250 runs and a whopping 200,320 hectares (495,000 acres) of backcountry tenure to explore. Brace yourself for expansive glaciers, breathtaking alpine bowls, enchanting subalpine forests, and unparalleled tree skiing.

Get ready for an unparalleled adventure in the magnificent Monashee Mountains! With Eagle Pass Heliski, they cater to advanced riders like you, ensuring an unforgettable experience through bottomless powder and legendary trees. Brace yourself for 6-8 exhilarating runs per day of pure, unadulterated epicness!

Photo courtesy of Eagle Pass Heli; photo by Scott Newsome

Experience the thrill of RK Heliski Canada at Panorama Mountain Resort! Their incredible terrain in the Purcell Mountains offers intermediate and above riders the chance to conquer 3-5 runs per day. From exhilarating glacier runs to serene tree-filled descents, they’ve got it all!

Photo courtesy of RK Heli Ski

Experience the ultimate thrill at Stellar Heli-Skiing in Kaslo! Elevating you to new heights in our 6 incredible zones, they offer unrivaled terrain that caters to skiers/riders of all levels.

Photo courtesy of Stellar Heli; photo by Nick Diamond Photography

Prepare to embark on an epic powder-filled adventure through the breathtaking Selkirk and Monashee Mountains! Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing invites you to explore over 222,577 hectares (500,000 acres) of pristine old-growth forests and wide open glacier runs. Get ready to experience exhilarating thrills from their base in Revelstoke.

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